RECIPE: Spinach and Mushroom Soup

spinach mushroom soupCook up a potful of fresh spinach soup for healthy winter comfort food.

Cool, moist weather makes winter  prime season for leafy greens in the Middle East, and spinach is one of Green Prophet’s favorites. As with our creamy eggplant soup, it’s natural to turn turn this delicious local vegetable into soup. Featuring  fresh spinach and immunity-boosting mushrooms, this recipe is so satisfying, so good for you, and so tasty that we think it qualifies as both slow food (see our post about slow food here) and comfort food.

Spinach-Mushroom Soup

4 generous servings


2 tablespoons oil or butter

1 medium onion, chopped

2 cups chopped fresh mushrooms

2 cups fresh, cleaned and chopped spinach

1 teaspoon salt

1 bay leaf

1 tablespoon flour

1 cup water

2 cups milk

black pepper to taste

1 teaspoon cream per serving


Saute the onion in the oil or butter till it’s golden.

Add the mushrooms, bay leaf, and salt. Saute 5 minutes.

Sprinkle the flour in and stir well. Cook the flour and vegetables together 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Add the cup of water. Stir to obtain a thick, gravy-like mixture.

Cover and cook the mushroom/onion mixture 15 minutes over  medium heat.

Add 1 cup of milk. Lower the heat and cook 10 minutes.

Add the spinach and 1 more cup of milk. Cook 5 minutes longer, always on low heat.

Taste the soup for seasoning. Add more salt if needed and freshly-ground black pepper to taste.

Drizzle a teaspoon of heavy cream into each bowl as you serve the soup.

Bon appetit!


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Photo of spinach-mushroom soup via surekha

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2 thoughts on “RECIPE: Spinach and Mushroom Soup”

  1. Miriam Kresh says:

    Thanks, Hannah!

  2. That looks wonderful, Miriam. Two of my favorite vegetables.

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